Those forces of opposition to the Dream find their strength through delay, whether Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream, The Dreamers (young first-generation sons and daughters of immigrants), the Native American belief that Life is one big Dream, or the American Dream itself. The January issue and the first … Continue reading The January Theme: Pathways to Healing the Shattered Dream
“Dred Scott Decision — On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, of the United States Supreme Court, declared that ‘The negro has no rights which the white man is bound to respect’; in a decision to deny a … Continue reading They Shoot Dreamers Don’t They?
The American Dream is a big one, the problem is, the dream was never meant for everyone, so we’re going to have to do some dismantling of hurdles in order for it to be accessible to everyone. If one simply … Continue reading Pathways to healing the shattered dream
With the morning’s blue sky lightly sprinkled with a tinge of orange at the horizon, the sun lights the atmosphere as if it were painted by Picasso with splashes of a van Gogh work. “The Starry Night” blossoms into a new and … Continue reading Healing After the Dream Slayers
When white people tell stories of BIPOC leadership, we often tell small stories, assimilated stories, historical stories, or stories of individual, isolated achievement. Rarely do we tell stories of BIPOC leadership in societal transformation because small stories help retain the illusion of white power. Continue reading From Friday to Sunday, and the Space in Between
Black Folks didn’t have to go find surrealism, their lives were already surreal.” Richard Wright As I prepared to write this article, there were three books that led my spirit: Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination by Robin D. G. … Continue reading Granting Ourselves Permission to Dream…Again